Registration is now open for the 2020 Virtual IABC World Conference!

Times have changed quickly. But you still need connection, insight and to be ready for what comes next as a communication professional. #IABC20 has all that and more! Register to join us 14-17 June, on a unique, virtual conference platform that gives you the opportunity to: Spend four days connecting and learning with peers from around the world, without having to leave your home or work space. Gain insight and inspiration from… Read More

COVID-19 and the IABC World Conference

Please go here for the latest news on the 2020 IABC World Conference. As the safety and well-being of our attendees is our highest priority, we are closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our event planning follows the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local and state public health authorities, and U.S. State Department travel advisories. We are also are working with our event and industry partners in… Read More

Strategic Adviser Forum: Evaluating new communication technologies

Life was easy for communicators when social media consisted of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Today, new choices emerge every day covering everything from internal collaboration tools like Slack and Teams to influencer-driven channels like Instagram and TikTok (and don’t forget digital tools like Virtual Reality and voice tech like Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa infrastructure). In this interactive forum, longtime IABC technology adviser Shel Holtz will review some of the newest… Read More

Critical conversations: #AreYouReady to explore the latest trends?

Your imagination has been sparked after a high-impact World Conference and you now have an eye on the latest communication trends, solutions and ideas. It’s time to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession and generate big ideas that will drive our profession forward. Join IABC’s Big Ideas Task Force and fellow communication professionals as we take some of those trends, unpack them and look at the opportunities it will… Read More

Celebrate IABC’s 50th anniversary — 70’s style!

This year’s Welcome Reception is particularly special, as we’ll be celebrating IABC’s 50th anniversary! We’re thrilled to be holding the event at the marvelous Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), with spectacular indoor exhibits and a beautiful outdoor space. The MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where visitors can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of… Read More

#IABC20 keynote Carmen Simon: Use neuroscience to create memorable messages

Carmen Simon, Ph.D., is changing how the world communicates. A cognitive neuroscientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. In this interview for the IABC International podcast, she talks with host Dan Gold about making sure your audience remembers the messages that are most important to your brand. Simon will join the 2020 IABC World Conference as a keynote… Read More

More sessions added to #IABC20 World Conference line-up

We’ve added more IABC World Conference breakout sessions! Experts were drawn from around the world to shape a slate of session offerings that will give you the ideas you need to create communication results that will elevate your company and your career. Sessions will focus on innovation, best practices and an understanding of how to leverage the unique power of communication. See the full conference schedule. To provide you with the highest quality experience, presenters… Read More

Video interview with #IABC20 keynote Abigail Posner, brand strategist at Google

Do you really understand the human needs of your audiences? How does anthropology impact effective communication? Abigail Posner, brand strategist with Google (@aposner), joins the @IABC International Podcast to speak about her upcoming #IABC20 keynote session. Register today!

Innovation and trend expert Max Luthy to be opening keynote at #IABC20

IABC is thrilled to have innovation and trend expert Maxwell Luthy as the opening keynote at the 2020 IABC World Conference. This year’s IABC World Conference is about exploring the unexpected, disruptive and startling changes affecting businesses today. And it’s more than just about understanding what’s ahead, it’s about the leadership role we as business communication professionals can play to make our businesses thrive in a newly discovered future. Max Luthy will… Read More

Did you know World Conference attendance counts toward professional certification?

Yes, that’s right. Both the main IABC World Conference sessions and the Strategic Adviser Forum, which is the event’s pre-conference workshop, will help you meet the eligibility requirements for certification programs offered by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC). As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land… Read More